1976 – 1979
I lived in an apartment on the north side of Houston between Thompson & Sullivan; then I moved into a ground-floor loft at 475 Broome – it was a communal squat. We got evicted from there, then I rented a room from an artist in a loft at 54 Greene Street, and that felt like home.
Off-Broadway theatre lighting designer and electrician
I still love the old buildings, the urban landscape. I’m sad it’s so commercialized. I loved the remoteness, the outlaw feeling. I remember going home from the bar at night, walking down the empty center of the street instead of the sidewalk, because it was safer.
I can’t think of any deterrant, other than it was hard to catch a cab.
Walking home after midnight in a snowfall. Walking past a store window on West Broadway and seeing a pair of exquisite shoes I couldn’t afford (I think there was one boutique there then). Meeting Isamu Noguchi on my roommate’s couch, in her loft (he was her friend).
I moved to Seattle in 1979, lived there until 1997 and now I live in LA
I’m delighted to have found your blog. This is a wonderful resource for me as I explore old memories. I wish I had photos to leave, but I never took photos in those days.